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Can you lick the ball before serving?
Definitely not! If you do that the ball will have water on it and will not react properly.
Why would you want to lick the ball?
From all my years on this website this definitely is the most weirdest question ever asked.
It might appear strange but recently I bumped into an opponent whose ritual was to kiss the ball, as if he was treating the ball as a lover who will be with him. He happened to have lots of net balls too, in which case he would kiss the ball in gratitude.
For sure he would wipe the ball every time, to be in line with the rules, but still I found the behavior very irritating.
So, "why would you want to lick the ball?" There you go.
You could always lick balls in your spare time at home if that's what you're into, but I wouldn't recommend it during a game.
No offense but How did u even came up with this ques
Did you see Ovtcharov:
Yes players used to do this a bit to get the dust off the ball. No sure about the health of this though.
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